Kemba Walker Wins The Game And Enters The 10,000 Point Club

Missing a shot to win a game never feels right but that’s what Kemba Walker successfully did against the Miami Heat, and in the process sacrificed a milestone mark for scoring.

“It messed up my 40 points.  All jokes aside, it’s just the right play.  0.5 seconds, I knew if I missed, they wouldn’t have much to do.  Thank god I missed it just perfect. It was just a perfect miss. I don’t know how I did it, but I did.  I’m just so happy, so excited, that we got the win”, Walker said after his side improved to 2-1 on the season.

Walker had the luxury of missing his free throw after nailing his first, to give the Hornets a one point lead with half a second on the clock.

He did need a little coaxing to intentionally miss the shot, as coach James Borrego explained, “He [Kemba Walker] knew what I wanted to do, and he executed. We quickly talked in the moment, and I don’t think he was expecting it, but it was the right play.”

He finished with 39 points for the game but he’s already had a 40 point game this season – a game they lost on a free throw – and as an extra consolation he was able to enjoy an even bigger milestone.

“I feel like I’m dreaming.  Honestly. 10,000 points in the NBA, I mean, that’s crazy.  I feel like I’m dreaming. I work hard. Each and every summer. Each and every day.  On my game, to become a better player each and every day for my teammates, for the organization.  Hard work always pays off”, Walker said.

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Walker, in his eighth season in the NBA, now has 10,013 points at at average of 19ppg for his career. He will be a restricted free agent at the end of this season.

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